Annual Research Day Event

The Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program comprises a multidisciplinary, multi-college, multi-departmental group of >30 faculty having research interests related to reproductive biology and developmental biology, including, basic, clinical, agricultural, and translational science. The RDSP is also home to an NIH-funded T32 Training Grant. The RDSP Annual Research day, supported in part by the NIH T32 Training Grant and by the Michigan State University Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, provides an opportunity for our trainees to showcase their research, in either oral or poster formats. Additionally, this year’s Plenary speaker will be Dr. Susan Moenter, University of Michigan, who is a world-renowned expert in central regulation of reproduction with an emphasis on gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons communication and neuroendocrine feedback control. The title of her talk will be: “Don’t judge a book by its cover: the reproductive neuroendocrine system before puberty”. All interested faculty and trainees are welcome to register and attend. Undergraduate, Graduate and Postdoctoral trainees are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations. The meeting will be held November 16, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center Auditorium and Lincoln Room.

November 16th
9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center Auditorium
219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Lunch and poster sessions will be held in the Lincoln Room.


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8:30 am - 9:00 am


9:00 am - 9:15 am

Kick-off welcome

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Trainee Research Talks





10:15 am - 10:45 am

Coffee Break

10:45 am - 11:45 am

NIH T32 Trainee Research Talks

11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Lunch & Break-out Sessions

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

1:30 – 2:15 pm

2:15 – 3:00 pm

Trainee Poster Session

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3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Suzanne Moenter

University of Michigan

“Don’t judge a book by its cover: the reproductive neuroendocrine system before puberty”

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